Extinction Rebellion Activists Chained in Symbolic Protest Outside French Finance Ministry

Activists from Extinction Rebellion staged a protest in front of France’s finance ministry on Tuesday, calling for the government to prioritize the environment in its recovery plans. On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron promised 15 billion Euros (US$16.9 billion) in new climate-related financing after meeting with a citizens’ group that he convened earlier this year … Read more Extinction Rebellion Activists Chained in Symbolic Protest Outside French Finance Ministry

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats Unveil Bold Climate Plan to Phase Out Emissions by 2050

House Democrats unveiled a climate crisis action plan on Tuesday, June 30, in Washington, D.C., in a bid to all-but eliminate U.S. carbon emissions by 2050. The net-zero emissions goal has been recommended by United Nations leaders and the scientific community to avoid rising temperatures caused by climate change. Joe Biden, says he would pursue … Read more Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats Unveil Bold Climate Plan to Phase Out Emissions by 2050

How coronavirus will change commuting ⁠— and air pollution | FT

FT’s Leslie Hook investigates how the world’s biggest cities are using lockdown to reclaim roads and give more space to cyclists and pedestrians. Coronavirus could accelerate plans to cut transport emissions and curb air pollution. Read more at https://on.ft.com/2NEZDtV See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 … Read more How coronavirus will change commuting ⁠— and air pollution | FT

Macron to meet with citizens’ council members on climate issues

France’s President Emmanuel Macron is today meeting with members of the citizens’ council he set up to explore measures for cutting carbon emissions, a day after a green wave swept municipal elections across the country. As FRANCE 24 environmental editor Mairead Dundas explains, the challenge for the president is not so much demonstrating he has … Read more Macron to meet with citizens’ council members on climate issues

Paris Election: Anne Hidalgo Reelected As Mayor

#Municipales2020 #Municipales #municipale2020 Paris’ Socialist incumbent Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been reelected, with Macron’s party losing several municipal elections to Greens party Europe Ecology (EELV) candidates. Emmanuel Macron’s party was defeated in the Paris mayor’s race and Green Party candidates won in several other major cities, turning French local elections into a warning for the … Read more Paris Election: Anne Hidalgo Reelected As Mayor

Tackling Dutch agriculture’s emissions headache | FT Food Revolution

The Netherlands is the world’s second-largest exporter of food. But right now, its livestock sector is facing a controversial environmental challenge: reducing its nitrogen emissions. Along with that, farmers also have some tough longer-term climate change targets to hit. The FT’s Mehreen Khan finds out how they’re tackling the problems and whether their strategies are … Read more Tackling Dutch agriculture’s emissions headache | FT Food Revolution

Denmark Strikes Historic Climate Deal to Slash Emissions

Danish lawmakers have struck a climate agreement to ensure their country can live up to a goal of cutting carbon emissions by 70% from 1990 levels over the coming decade. The deal, which was entered last night after winning broad backing across party lines, means Denmark will commit to cutting carbon emissions by 3.4 million … Read more Denmark Strikes Historic Climate Deal to Slash Emissions

Climate council urges Macron to hold referendum on making destruction of nature a crime

A citizens’ council set up by President Emmanuel Macron to explore measures for cutting carbon emissions urged the French leader on Sunday to hold a referendum on making the destruction of nature a crime. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Climate council urges Macron to hold referendum on making destruction of nature a crime

Black Skies Over Siberia: the most polluted major city in Russia

A Russian city nestled in the vast Siberian forest — 2,000 miles and four times zones east of Moscow — has air so bad that the authorities regularly warn people to stay inside. During frequent “black sky” events, caused by Soviet-era factories and coal-fired power plants, the city of Krasnoyarsk has clocked the dirtiest air … Read more Black Skies Over Siberia: the most polluted major city in Russia

Paris air pollution returns after end of Covid lockdown

“We’re back to about 80% in terms of emissions or pollutants that are emitted into the atmosphere”, Charlotte Songeur, engineer at Airparif said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more Paris air pollution returns after end of Covid lockdown

Single-use plastics from PPE used in coronavirus fight increase ocean pollution | The World

While the coronavirus pandemic has had a positive effect on lowering air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, there has been a worrying spike in the use of single-use plastics during this time. Emily Penn, managing director of Exxpedition, an all-female organisation mapping and researching the impact of plastics in our oceans, says while PPE is … Read more Single-use plastics from PPE used in coronavirus fight increase ocean pollution | The World

First successful flight for world’s largest all-electric plane

The world’s largest all-electric aircraft as made its first successful flight. The nine-seater plane flew over Washington state for around 30 minutes, with only the pilot onboard. The plane is the creation of engine-maker magniX and aerospace firm AeroTEC. They hope to be able to commercially fly the plane next year, which would make it … Read more First successful flight for world’s largest all-electric plane

Volkswagen must buy back ‘dieselgate’ cars: Germany’s top court

A court in Germany has ruled that Volkswagen should compensate car buyers affected by its diesel emissions scandal. Five years ago the carmaker was forced to admit it had installed devices in millions of cars to make them seem less polluting than they really were. This buyback will add to the more than $30bn this … Read more Volkswagen must buy back ‘dieselgate’ cars: Germany’s top court